Dr Anna Hopkins
Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5718, Mobile: 040250848, Email: email@example.com, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.331
Annais a Lecturer in conservation biology and environmental science in the Schoolof Science. Anna is the course coordinator for Masters by coursework programmesin the Science Discipline.
J48Master of Environmental Science
L86Master of Environmental Management
S01Graduate Diploma of Environmental Management
F78Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management
SCI6104Environmental Management Project
2013-present: Research Associate, Centre for Climate Change,Forest and Woodland Health, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
2010-2013: Researcher, Department of Forest Mycology andPlant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
2006-2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Scion (New Zealand ForestResearch Institute), Rotorua, New Zealand
2006: Associate Lecturer in Plant Pathology, University ofTasmania, Hobart, Australia
2003-2006: Sessional Lecturer, University of Tasmania,Hobart, Australia
Awards and Recognition
National and International
- 2010: Finalist for the New Zealand Zonta Women in Science Award 2010.
- 2009: Best New Presenter Award, 2009 New Zealand Plant Protection Society Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
- 2006: Best Poster in Biodiversity & Conservation, International Mycological Congress 8, Cairns, Australia.
- 2003: Awarded second place in student poster competition, 34th Australian Entomological Society and 6th Invertebrate Biodiversity Conference. Hobart, Tasmania.
University and National Teaching Awards
- 2006: Teaching Merit Certificate, University of Tasmania.
National and International Research Positions
- 2014-present: Deputy coordinator, International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Working Party 7.03.04 Diseases and Insects in Forest Nurseries.
- 2011-2013: Short-term Scientific Mission Coordinator and Steering Committee Member, European Union COST Action Determining invasiveness and risk of Dothistroma (DIAROD) http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestresearch.nsf/ByUnique/INFD-8RVEEZ
- 2010-2013: member, European Union Framework Seven project ISEFOR: Increasing sustainability of European forests: Modelling for security against invasive pests and pathogens under climate change.
- 2010-2012: member, Future Forests research group: Sustainable strategies under uncertainty and risk (Sweden) www.futureforests.se
Research Areas and Interests
Iam a conservation biologist and fungal ecologist, with experience working withsoil microbes, plant-fungal-fauna interactions and fungal plant pathogens ineucalypt and other broadleaved forests and pine plantations in both Australasiaand Scandinavia. More recent interests include understanding the link betweenmycorrhizal fungi, fauna conservation and plant ecology, and usingnext-generation sequencing of microbes to answer broad ecological andmanagement-based questions.
Currentresearch projects include:
- Overcoming challenges to post-mining land use on Christmas Island: Soil microbial diversity
Katinka Ruthrof, Anna Hopkins, Sophie De Meyer, Neale Bougher, Graham O’Hara, John Howieson & Giles Hardy.
- High-throughput sequencing reveals a marked diversity of fungi spread by a common biopedturbator
Anna Hopkins, Natasha Tay, Gillian Bryant, Treena Burgess, Halina Kobryn, Giles Hardy & Trish Fleming. Supported by the City of Mandurah
- Scats as mycorrhizal inoculum to improve seedling health
Natasha Tay, Anna Hopkins, Treena Burgess, Giles Hardy & Trish Fleming. Supported by the City of Mandurah
- Translocating keystone species – ectomycorrhizal fungal assemblages in the presence of a native digging mammal
Shannon Dundas, Anna Hopkins, Katinka Ruthrof, Treena Burgess, Giles Hardy & Trish Fleming. Murdoch University Small Grant
- Does it matter who digs? Examining the microscale impact of digging using multiple animal species
Anna Hopkins, Shannon Dundas, Katinka Ruthrof, Lara Osborne, Treena Burgess, Giles Hardy & Trish Fleming. Murdoch University Small Grant
- Microbial diversity in ephemeral rock pools in northern Kimberley
Anna Hopkins, Christina Birnbaum, Treena Burgess, Deepak Kumaresan, Ben Grez, Andy Whiteley, Matthew Barrett & Adam Cross. Murdoch University Small Grant
- Impact of drought on soil fungi in the jarrah forest
Anna Hopkins, Katinka Ruthrof, Treena Burgess, Giles Hardy, Joe Fontaine. Murdoch University Small Grant
- The effects of experimental warming on rhizosphere fungal composition in a Mediterranean-type ecosystem
Christina Birnbaum, Anna Hopkins, Joe Fontaine, Neale Enright.
Bachelor of Science (Hons), The University of Western Australia, 2008.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 2007.
Diploma of Modern Languages, The University of Western Australia, 2002.
Recent Research Grants
Understanding soil microbial community shifts in response to fire and weed invasions in urban banksia woodlands, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions WA, Scholarships to Support Industry Engagement PhD Projects,
2018 - 2021, $129,500.
Harnessing the microbes associated with soil water repellency to enhance plant survival and growth, Edith Cowan University, ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,
2017 - 2018, $88,626.
Recent Publications (within the last five years)
Oliva, J., Boberg, J., Hopkins, A., Stenlid, J., (2013), Concepts of Epidemiology of Forest Diseases. Infectious Forest Diseases, 1-28, Italy, CABI.
Ruthrof, KX., Fontaine, JB., Hopkins, A., McHenry, M., O'Hara, G., McComb, J., Hardy, G., Howieson, J., (2018), Potassium amendment increases biomass and reduces heavy metal concentrations in Lablab purpureus after phosphate mining. Land Degradation and Development, 1(1), 1-10, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2866.
Tay, N., Hopkins, A., Ruthrof, K., Burgess, T., Hardy, G., Fleming, P., (2018), The tripartite relationship between a bioturbator, mycorrhizal fungi, and a key Mediterranean forest tree. Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere, 111(111), 111, Australia, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., DOI: 10.1111/aec.12598.
Power, MW., Hopkins, A., Chen, J., Bengtsson, SB., Vasaitis, R., Cleary, MR., (2017), European Fraxinus species introduced into New Zealand retain many of their native endophytic fungi. Baltic Forestry, 23(1), 74-81.
Klapwijk, MJ., Hopkins, A., Eriksson, L., Pettersson, M., Schroeder, M., Lindelow, A., Ronnberg, J., Keskitalo, EC., Kenis, M., (2016), Reducing the risk of invasive forest pests and pathogens: Combining legislation, targeted management and public awareness. Ambio, 45(2016), S223-S234, Springer Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s13280-015-0748-3.
Millberg, H., Hopkins, A., Boberg, J., Davydenko, K., Stenlid, J., (2016), Disease development of Dothistroma needle blight in seedlings of Pinus sylvestris and Pinus contorta under Nordic conditions. Forest Pathology, 46(5), 515-521, Blackwell Verlag gmbH, DOI: 10.1111/efp.12242.